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Broadband Infrastructure and Economic Growth
We estimate the effect of broadband infrastructure, which enables high-speed internet, on economic growth in the panel of OECD countries in 1996-2007. Our instrumental-variable model derives itsExpand
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E-Lections: Voting Behavior and the Internet
This paper analyses the effect of information disseminated by the Internet on voting behavior. We address endogeneity in Internet availability by exploiting regional and technological peculiaritiesExpand
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The Effect of Industry, Region, and Time on New Business Survival – A Multi-Dimensional Analysis
We analyze the effect of industry, region, and time on new business survival rates by means of a multi-dimensional approach. The data relate to West German districts in the 1983–2000 period. TheExpand
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New Business Formation by Industry over Space and Time: A Multidimensional Analysis
Fritsch M. and Falck O. (2007) New business formation by industry over space and time: a multidimensional analysis, Regional Studies 41, 1–16. A multidimensional approach is applied to analyseExpand
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Surfing Alone? The Internet and Social Capital: Evidence from an Unforeseeable Technological Mistake
Does the Internet undermine social capital or facilitate inter-personal and civic engagement in the real world? Merging unique telecommunication data with geo-coded German individual-level data, weExpand
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Corporate social responsibility: Doing well by doing good
Abstract Saving the rain forest from yet another palm oil plantation would certainly garner a company favorable attention from environmentalists, but how would its shareholders react? In thisExpand
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Dialects, Cultural Identity, and Economic Exchange
It has long been argued that economic phenomena are affected by culture. However, the causal effect of cultural ties on economic exchange is difficult to identify, chiefly because cultural ties areExpand
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Why are Educated and Risk-Loving Persons More Mobile Across Regions?
Why are better educated and more risk-friendly persons more mobile across regions? To answer this question, we use micro data on internal migrants from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)Expand
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Identity and entrepreneurship: do school peers shape entrepreneurial intentions?
We incorporate the concept of social identity into entrepreneurship and analyze the determinants of having entrepreneurial intentions. We argue that an entrepreneurial identity results from anExpand
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Local Entrepreneurship in Context
Audretsch D. B., Falck O., Feldman M. P. and Heblich S. Local entrepreneurship in context, Regional Studies. This paper posits that regions provide locational factors which determine the industryExpand
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